This article was amended on Tuesday, August 16 2016
This article has been modified to correct the title and gender of Ms. Mehrinaz El Awady, who is the deputy director of the ESCWA Centre for Women (ECW). A previous version of this article erroneously stated her title as deputy director of U.N.-ESCWA’s Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women. It also referred to her as a man when in fact she is a woman. The Daily Star regrets these errors.